General James Blunt

 

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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 17, 1863

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JANUARY 17, 1863.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

45

BRIGADIER-GENERAL JAMES G. BLUNT, OF KANSAS.

GENERAL BANKS AT NEW
ORLEANS.

OUR special artist at New Orleans has sent us two sketches, which we reproduce on this and the preceding page. The large picture represents THE GRAND RECEPTION OF GENERAL BUTLER AT THE NEW ORLEANS CITY HALL on the evening preceding his departure for the North. It was a magnificent success: all the loyal citizens were present, together with a crowd of elegantly-dressed ladies, officers of the army and navy, etc. The smaller picture represents THE LANDING OF GENERAL BANKS'S TROOPS AT BATON ROUGE, which event we mentioned in our last.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL JAMES G.
BLUNT, OF KANSAS.

THE recent brilliant victories of this officer in the far West are filling for him a large measure of public attention and estimation at this time, and we give his portrait above.

He was born in the State of Maine, and followed the sea for many years, holding the rank of Captain in the merchant service. Having a liberal education, and being well-grounded in the elementary studies of the medical profession, he abandoned his "life on the billows," emigrated to Ohio, settled at the capital, where he pursued the quiet avocations of his professional life until the furor of Kansas emigration carried him, among the first, to that historic field of Free-State achievement and suffering.

At the outbreak of this war he shouldered his musket and enlisted as a private, but was made Lieutenant-Colonel of the Third Regiment Kansas Volunteers, at its first organization. During this period of his military life he participated in the battle of Dry Wood, under command of General Lane; and commanded a force which penetrated far into the Indian country, engaged the force of the celebrated marauder Matthews, killed the leader and dispersed the band, which had for months been the terror of Southern Kansas.

In April, 1862, he was appointed and confirmed as Brigadier-General, and almost immediately ordered (Next Page)

BRIGADIER-GENERAL JOHN McNEIL, OF MISSOURI.[SEE PAGE 42.]

General Blunt
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